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Another exciting win for the Eagles

Another exciting win for the Eagles

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
October 10
Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight week, the fourth-ranked EWU Eagles lit up the Inferno in the second half to pull away from another Big Sky opponent, adding to the Homecoming festivities with a 49-31 win over the University of Northern Colorado Bears. Senior wide receiver Shaq Hill had a monstrous day, tying...

Success and Controversy

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Centennial, Sports

EWU has had a rich history of athletics dating back to 1904, when Henry E. Smith was hired as the school's first Athletic Director. Since then, EWU athletics has faced trials and tribulations while rising to where it is today. On December 11, 1923, the school, then called The Cheney State Normal Sch...

Michael Roos inducted into the EWU Hall of Fame

Michael Roos inducted into the EWU Hall of Fame

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Carousel, Centennial, Sports

EWU Athletics recognized the 2016 Hall of Fame class during halftime of the football game against UC Davis on October 1. Among the four new members present for the induction ceremony was former EWU offensive tackle Michael Roos. “It’s a huge honor,” said Roos. “I don’t really feel like I deserve it...

The progress continues for EWU club sports

By Alla Drokina, for The Easterner
October 7
Filed under Centennial, Sports

The Club Sports Federation at EWU offers clubs ranging from Disc Golf to Taekwondo, but there was not always such a selection. Mike Campitelli, director for campus recreation, said originally the only club sports offered to EWU students were baseball, men’s volleyball and men’s rugby. Kerr...

Athletic opportunities improving for women at EWU

By Karen McCormick, for The Easterner
October 7
Filed under Centennial, Sports

For EWU’s female athletes, wearing red, white and black was not always the luxury it is today. “When I played volleyball here in the 1970s, we bought our own uniforms … most of the time the coaches were P.E. teachers; they didn’t have the expertise,” said Pamela Parks, senior associate at...

EWU football mounts second straight home comeback, dispatches UC Davis

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
October 1
Filed under Football, Sports

For the second time in three weeks at Roos Field, the fourth-ranked EWU Eagles erased a multiple possession deficit at halftime, storming back to dismantle the UC Davis Aggies 63-30 to improve to 2-0 in Big Sky play and 4-1 overall on the season. Heading into halftime, the Eagles trailed the Aggies 14-23 befor...

Q&A With Swoop

Q&A With Swoop

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 1
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Sports

"There are many qualities that make Swoop who he is. Swoop is a trained dancer in many different forms of dance, from Classical to Hip Hop, and Latin to Swing. Furthermore, Swoop must be comedic, silly, approachable, and must have the ability to have fun and make people smile," Swoop.

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Rewriting the record book:

Rewriting the record book:

By Brad Bown, News Editor
September 3
Filed under Carousel, Column, Sports

With the season opener in Pullman finally here, there’s a lot to be excited about for EWU football fans. Drawing the No. 14 ranking in the STATS FCS preseason poll and predicted to finish second in the Big Sky Conference, the Eagles are looking to get back to their championship form which saw them win four Bi...

Swim Time floats in first quarter

By Siobhan Ebel, contributing writer
May 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring quarter saw the introduction of two new classes to the physical education program, Swim Time I and Swim Time II. Like Fast Fitness and Climb Time, Swim Time allows students to work out on their own time for credit. Swim Time I requires students record a minimum of 20 hours swimming over...

Heart over height

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer
May 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When thinking of the Tacoma mentality, instantly icons such as Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy come to mind. “My attitude is just trying to get better and be the best player I can be. I feel like I can play at the highest level so I have to prove it,” said Abdul Gaddy, Tacoma native a...

Eagle Athletic Fund expected to grow

By Riley Baker, staff writer
May 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagle Athletic Fund (EAF) plays a big role in the athletic department’s internal revenue, and it is expecting the fund to double, if not triple, in the not-so-distant future. The prior booster system, the Eagle Athletic Association (EAA), was formed in 1983 and was the main booster system in...

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer
May 16
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed...

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